Alfred Jensen
American, 1903-1981
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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Hollis Taggart Galleries at The Armory Show 2018,
Hollis Taggart
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery at Seattle Art Fair 2018,
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
2016
The Architecture of Line: Sol LeWitt, Donald Judd, Leon Polk Smith and others.,
Jason McCoy Gallery

The paintings of Abstract Expressionist Alfred Jensen are based on complex systems of thought, from Pythagorean mathematics and astronomy to ancient Chinese and Mayan calendars. Jensen’s oeuvre is characterized by geometric order and symmetry, using bold, copious impasto color, often without the use of a brush. Common motifs in Jensen’s work are concentric shapes and checkerboards, rendered in unconventional combinations of color and resolutely flat. Occasionally featuring numeric symbols and incongruously informal cursive script, Jensen’s paintings connect his interest in ancient metaphysics with his innovative technique.

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